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Synonyms for deceive
dɪˈsiv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deceive, lead on, delude, cozen(verb)

    be false to; be dishonest with

    Synonyms:
    betray, lead astray, cozen, lead on, delude

    Antonyms:
    undeceive

  2. deceive, betray, lead astray(verb)

    cause someone to believe an untruth

    "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"

    Synonyms:
    cuckold, cheat on, lead astray, misguide, grass, bewray, delude, give away, lead on, betray, shit, stag, shop, cozen, mislead, misdirect, wander, rat, cheat, denounce, tell on, snitch, sell, fail, lead off

    Antonyms:
    undeceive

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deceive

    Synonyms:
    trick, cheat, beguile, delude, gull, dupe, take in, over reach, mislead, betray, ensnare, entrap, circumvent

    Antonyms:
    enlighten, advise, illumine, guide, disabuse, undeceive, deliver

Editors Contribution

  1. truthful

    telling the truth

    Submitted by rinat on September 9, 2019  
  2. beguile

    beguile second meaning is cheating

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deceive(v)

    Synonyms:
    delude, beguile, mislead, gull, impose upon, dupe, circumvent, hoodwink, bamboozle

    Antonyms:
    undeceive, disillusionize, disabuse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "deceive":

    mislead, delude, fool, cheat, hoodwink, disappoint, defraud

How to pronounce deceive?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say deceive in sign language?

  1. deceive

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How to use deceive in a sentence?

  1. John Yarmuth:

    Rather than being honest and responsible about his budgeting, The President is choosing to deceive the American public yet again.

  2. Madame Swetchine:

    We deceive ourselves when we fancy that only weakness needs support. Strength needs it far more.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A person who can actually understand and identify the people who often deceive and bluff , even slight indication is enough; but those whose mind is empty or heart is dirty, it is not only tough but impossible to convince them as even the foolproof evidence against the liar/sweet talker is trashed by them as worthless stuff.

  4. Alex Stamos:

    The IRA has consistently used inauthentic accounts to deceive and manipulate people. It’s why we remove every account we find that is linked to the organization—whether linked to activity in the U.S, Russia or elsewhere.

  5. John Alejandro King, a.k.a. The Covert Comic, www.covertcomic.com:

    Oh what a tangled web we weave / When first we practice to deceive / But when by chance our deception proves true / The web we've wove is burst clear through

Images & Illustrations of deceive

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